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Sep 26, 2012 11:35pm PDT
penned the wildly popular "harry potter" series about her next chapter. >>> and it's a secret as closely guarded at the sorcerer's stone. now an exclusive preview of her new book "the casual vacancy" a novel for adults only. >>> good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight the food fight sweeping school cafeterias nationwide. it's only been a month since new federal guidelines mandating healthy school lunches went into effect but many students already finding them hard to swallow. cafeteria fare. now calorie-restricted some people claim their lunch doesn't fill them up. turning to youtube to make their voices heard. here's ab's jim avila. >> reporter: it's a noble effort but an abc news investigation shows the usda's new school lunch guidelines are not going down so well with many kids cross the country. america's public school students protesting the new federal war on child obesity with guidelines promoting smaller portions, fewer calories, less meat or cheese, more fruits and vegetables all aimed to curb obesity. some protests hit the internet in dramatic fashion. like this lunchtime r
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Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
exclusive with the creator of "harry potter" she cracked the code for what kids want. has she done it again? this time for adults. epidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you know, this is what you had been doing. you know, working, working, working, working, working, working. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be, and i get the chance to spend more time with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ that's my world. and every day since, two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's another commitment bp takes just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearl
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part of it, as well? >> when i was in my teens i had issues with ocd. >> reporter: how did it manifest? >> compulsions. checking things. very common. double-checking. triple-checking. >> reporter: some might wonder why rowling, an almost billionaire, would bother writing another book, putting her reputation on the line. how will you decide
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
great in those photos, by the way. >>> the celebrated author in the harry potter phenomenon, out with an adult novel. i should say a novel for adults. j.k. rowling. >> thank you. >> that sounds like an xxx. >> thank you, george. >> she's talking to cynthia mcfadden. >>> we have "modern family," taking over "gma." all week. today. >> it's emmy winner julie bowen. she's here. and i understand, so is her emmy dress. we can discuss that couture gown. >> it was beautiful. it was a lovely dress. >> that was my -- that was my top two. >> chartreuse took over the red carpet. >> are you playing a drinking game with chartreuse? >> we've got to commit. we've got to commit. that's all. >>> a lot coming up. >>> we have to shift gears right now. a story we've been following out of georgia. a bizarre murder trial, where a convicted stalker is defending himself against charges that he murdered the roommate of his stalking target. waseem daker called his first witness yesterday. and steve osunsami is covering it from the courthouse. >> what about the stabbing of your son, nick? i'm sorry that i h
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to writing about the world of harry potter. >> and berkeley becoming a stage 4 diversity. coming up. >> and first here is a look at what is ahead on abc world news. >> tonight everyone in the bay area should know there are hundreds of thousands of holiday jobs available right now and counting. we're going to tell you who is hiring, how much and who gets to keep the job throughout the year. also want healthier kids? but there are pictures of open rebellion underway against vegetables. the secretary of agriculture facing off with the kids.ña >>> writer jkrowling is not ruling out another book set. the long waited first book for adults couldn't be more different. >> it's about secrets and conflicts in a seemingly idealic town. and she said she wrote about some of her own troubled experiences. >> and the book sold a million copies before hitting shelf autos i think she talks about her obsessive compulsive disorder in this book. very different from harry potter. >> yes. >> shakespeare said all of the world is a stage. sunday it becomes a stage filled with diversity. >> there is a now do
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Sep 27, 2012 1:40am PDT
next, she made magic and millions, almost a billion from the harry potter series for kids. but now will j.k. rowling reel in their parents. we'll hear from the author as she prepares to release her first book for adults. >>> also coming up, a food fight in cafeterias across this country. why students say eating all the healthy food is leaving them hungry for more. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. you by no no hair removal. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for heal
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Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm PDT
healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. >>> there has been a major shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground state. abc news has moved ohio out of the toss up column and into the obama column. that gives the president 255 likely electoral college votes to 206 for romney. 270 are needed to win. both campaigned in the buckeye state today. abc news reporter david muir asked about the poll numbers tonight. >> i'm curious what you would say to some of your donors who might be concerned that this could be slipping away. >> i am pleased with some polls and less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage the polls go up and the polls go down. >> the president seized on the momentum and linking him to the comments that they are victims who depend on government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half of the nation as victims and don't take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and look ou
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
, of course, harry potter. and now, her first book for adults is already a hit. it's called "the casual vacancy." and abc's cynthia mcfadden went all the way to scotland to visit the very usually private writer for a very intimate interview. >> good morning, amy. i started out worried to tell you the truth. it was so intense the book. we had to read the man script pages in the publisher's offices. but it was all okay when we got to meet j.k. rowling. her novel is already becoming a blockbuster. it's number one on amazon.com before going on sale today. before anyone really knows much about what's in it. you're going to get your own first look from the author herself, right now. >> harry potter, confront your fate. >> reporter: it's been years since the last harry potter movie was released. five years since the last book. but the interest in harry potter's creator has not died down. especially as her new non-harry novel goes on sale. i'm holding the only copy of the book in scotland, i understand. this is so rare. i read the manuscript pages in your publisher's office. >> sorry about that
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 1:05am PDT
healthy school lunch guidelines. and from harry potter to a new book for adults only. jk >>> there has been a major shift in momentum in the race for president. new polls show president obama now 10 points up on mitt romney in ohio which is a key battle ground state. abc news has moved ohio out of the toss up column and into the obama column. that gives the president 255 likely electoral college votes to 206 for romney. 270 are needed to win. both campaigned in the buckeye state today. abc news reporter david muir asked about the poll numbers tonight. >> i'm curious what you would say to some of your donors who might be concerned that this could be slipping away. >> i am pleased with some polls and less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage the polls go up and the polls go down. >> the president seized on the momentum and linking him to the comments that they are victims who depend on government. >> i don't believe we can get very far with leaders who write off half of the nation as victims and don't take responsibility for their own lives. as i travel around ohio and lo
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of harry potter series has a new creation. >> the author of best selling book series in history is out with a new novel a casual vacancy, a book for adults. >> i have gone from draggons and unicorns and fun in making that to a book that is intensely personal that expresses a lot of my reality. >> with millions of preorders it is already number one on amazon charts. reese witherspoon gave birth to son tennessee james. we haven't heard the exact reason for the name she did she did grow up in nashville. and at 9:00 it's grey's anatomy, then, the season 2 premier of scandal. >> there are people asking me who is quinn. you'll find out in the season premier, thursday night. >> that is at 10:00 here on abc. for more tv movie and music news go to otrc.com. >> just ahead an investigation into theft and what abc news discovered when tracking a security screener and ipad. >> preparing for critical mass. what they have planned for tomorrow night. >> candidates for president put the spotlight on the swing states what. they're saying about the race for white house. >>> a shocking investigation into
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
? we visit with the woman behind harry potter. inside the pages of her new book, jk recalling. --. >> k rolling. modern family week continues today it is julie bowen, she is slightly tremendous, terrific. stick around for it all, right here on "good morning america" >> swilling with allegation ares, your kids that's not a metaphor, right? >> no. eric, you know it is morning television, we tend to be metaphor-free. it is kids swimming with alligators. it will all make sense, promise. >> we will go nowhere, see you later. >>> more news now happening right now anti-austerity protests underway in greece. 50,000 are hitting the streets in athens protesting government cutbacks. greece's two largest unions called today's strike. fire and smoke can be seen, right now 3,000 police guards are standing guard. greece has promised the european union 15 billion dollars worth of spending cuts over the next two years. the government has in order to secure aid to avoid default but unpopular among the populous. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is set to address the united nations 7:30 our time t
ABC
Sep 11, 2012 12:00am PDT
computer a virus. this year it's more interesting than usual. >> words used to describe harry potter star emma watson include things like pretty, talented, charming, the internet security company mcafee says watson is the favorite celebrity for cybercriminals trying to lure internet users. many bad guys use watson's name to trick users into downloading malware or steal their personal information. the others are jessica biel, eva mendez, selena gomez and halle berry, the only guy to crack the top 20 was jimmy kimmel. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i guess that's true, right? maybe. i'm the most dangerous man in america. you hear that, everyone who wouldn't go to the prom with me? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: according to the list i'm more dangerous than taylor swift but less dangerous than sofia vergara. last year brad pitt was in the top 20 and now he's not. i finally beat brad pitt at something. that's exciting. i have no idea why my name popped up on those lists but not only am i dangerous to search on the internet as guillermo will tell you, i'm dangerous to search in real life too. [ bee
ABC
Sep 1, 2012 12:00am PDT
is calling this the first shirtless photo of paul ryan. it's like the harry potter movies, there are many more to come. can you imagine if tmz had been around when clinton was the president? we'd probably have bottomless pictures of him. [ laughter ] it's actually pretty common to see shirtless photos of our political candidates. i'm sure you remember this photo of president obama not wearing a shirt in hawaii. of course, there's the republican candidate and former magic mike huckabee. meanwhile, mitt romney is refusing to release more than the first four inches of his torso, though he insists he has nothing to hide. you know, there are a lot of cute animal videos online. probably too many. this is the best one i've seen in a while. a boston terrier named tito playing in the park as dogs are expected to do. this isn't a tennis ball this is a big ball which is why i call this video "little dog big ball." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: he actually -- let's see that again in slow motion if we could. way up in the air! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: like the johnny knoxville of dogs. are you familiar with th
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
that. >> that's right. we have the exclusive interview with j.k. rowling from harry potter with her first adult book. >> and the first couple booted from "dancing with the stars," the all-star edition. >> we heard what wendy williams had to say about that. your predictions, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> what's going on over there? >> the ostrich pillow makes another appearance. >> that's ghastly. thanks for watching. only five more. that means three. >> four seconds, guys. >>> good morning. fog delaying arrivals 46 minutes at san francisco international. let's check in with mike. >>> 10, 11:00 rapid clearing trend. good morning. livermore a little warmer than average everybody else cooler if not significantly around san francisco, seven degrees cooler than average clouds at the coast more than yesterday. warmer everywhere thursday. >>> bay bridge toll jammed metering lights on, stall lane two commuter lane the way to go. slow southbound 880, sack machine foe both directions of 80 "sig alert" accident in the median there
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 1:40am PDT
? >> it won't sell as many books as harry potter because i think lightning doesn't strike twice, but i accepted that a long time ago. >> we have all been told laughter is the best medicine. russell told us that facebook is a bargain at $38 a share. >> yeah. there you go. >> it's been quite a week. i think next week is going to be huge because of the debates. >> yeah, can you believe it? round one of the debates. should be very interesting. my prediction, the honeymoon with the refs will be over after sunday's f@$
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